Boone County Commissioners Remind Residents to Drive Safely as Students Return to School

As the new school year approaches, the Boone County Commissioners are urging all motorists to exercise extra caution and be vigilant while driving, especially during peak school hours. 

Boone County Commissioner President, Donnie Lawson, expressed his concern for the safety of the county’s students and the need for collective responsibility in ensuring safe roads. 

“As our schools welcome back students, it is imperative for drivers to exercise caution around school buses and school zones, strictly adhering to traffic regulations. Together, we can all create a safe environment for our students,” Lawson stated.

Passing a stopped school bus when its red stop-arm is extended is not only illegal but poses a significant threat to the safety of students entering or exiting the bus. It is crucial for all drivers to stop when they encounter a school bus with its stop-arm extended, regardless of the direction they are traveling.

The Boone County Commissioners are working closely with local law enforcement agencies to enforce traffic laws around school zones and bus stops. Officers will be patrolling these areas to ensure compliance and to protect the community.

“We wish everyone a safe and successful school year,” said Lawson.

August 1, 2023


Rachael Coverdale